Charles De Ketelaere has responded to the suggestion from his compatriot Divock Origi that he is a cross between Kaka and Kai Havertz.
Stefano Pioli gave an interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport yesterday in which he talked about a number of different topics including the upcoming Serie A season, Yacine Adli and even life away from football, and as part of that he gave his first impressions of De Ketelaere.
“I asked Origi, his international team-mate, about him, and he said: ‘He is half Havertz and half Kakà’. He will play for a few minutes in Vicenza and on Sunday against Pergolettese. There are important expectations but it is right to give them time, I was the first to tell them not to be in a hurry.”
Now, De Ketelaere has done an interview with DAZN and as part of that he was asked about the comparison that Origi – his Belgian international team-mate – make regarding Kaka and Kai Havertz.
“Maybe he compared me to Kakà because he played in Milan, or because of his position on the pitch. As far as Havertz is concerned, we are not alike. Of course he too is tall and is a striker or attacking midfielder. He is left-footed, maybe in this we are alike. But I prefer to say that I am just myself and in every match I want to show who I am.”
Who is De Ketelaere like and what is his playing style? You can read our analysis of the 21-year-old here, while you can read the rest of his interview with DAZN here. He should make his ‘debut’ for the club in tonight’s friendly against Vicenza.